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Rethymno (Rethimno) Tours and Tickets

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The third-largest settlement on the Greek island of Crete, the port town of Rethymno (Rethimno) has been occupied since the Late Minoan period. Its Venetian- and Ottoman-era old town—a knot of narrow, flower-bedecked lanes overlooked by a fortified Venetian castle—oozes history and character. A series of sandy beaches stretch out along the coastline to the east.

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Rethymno Cycling Tour

Rethymno Cycling Tour

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Rethymno is full of beachside roads, small streets, and parkland perfect for bike trips. This guided bike tour covers the best of the area roughly three to five hours of sightseeing. Highlights include visiting the Arkadi Monastery, Chromonastiri’s churches, Roussospiti’s Venetian buildings, Rethymno’s Old Town, and more. The price of this tour includes a bike, helmet, lock, and refreshments.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.96
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$46.96

Private Tour West Crete: Rethymno Region from North to South

Private Tour West Crete: Rethymno Region from North to South

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Discover scenic villages and dramatic gorges on this fully customizable tour of the Rethymno region. A typical day might begin with Spili village, the Kortialotiko Gorge and the Church of St. Nicholas of Kortialoti. Next, head to the Holy Monastery of Preveli and Preveli Beach with its natural palm forest. Finally, explore Rethymno’s Venetian old town. Your package covers door-to-door private guided transfers: meals and tickets are at your expense.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$667.91
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$667.91
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Private Segway Tour of Rethymno

Private Segway Tour of Rethymno

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Cover more sights in less time on a private Segway tour of Rethymno—the ideal introduction for first-time visitors wanting an overview of the culture and history of the city. Taking a private tour means that you'll be able to customize your itinerary, so you'll be able to spend more time at the attractions that interest you.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.83
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$67.83

Full-Day West Crete Tour from Heraklion

Full-Day West Crete Tour from Heraklion

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Although Heraklion is the perfect base to see Crete’s cultural and architectural heritage, it’s not the only part of Crete that is worthy of a visit. On this full-day tour, discover two of the prettiest cities in Western Crete, Chania and Rethymno. Learn all about the diversity of Heraklion’s heritage, including its Venetian, Ottoman, Byzantine and ancient Greek influences.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.83
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$67.83

Day trip to Rethymno, Chania & Kournas lake

Day trip to Rethymno, Chania & Kournas lake

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If you like to explore independently but prefer to avoid self-drive, this western Crete tour is ideal. Cover ground you couldn’t hope to cover on public transport and save yourself more than four hours’ driving when you book this convenient trip to historic Rethymno, Venetian Chania and Lake Kournas, Crete’s only freshwater lake. A guide accompanies your bus but you’re free to discover each stop at your own pace.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.88
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$44.88

Crete Sightseeing:Rethymno - Argiroupolis - Kournas Lake - Chania from Heraklion

Crete Sightseeing:Rethymno - Argiroupolis - Kournas Lake - Chania from Heraklion

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Discover the western side of Crete with a local driver-guide and an itinerary put together by island professionals. You'll travel in comfort with a vehicle just for your private group, cutting out the crowds and the rush of a typical group excursion. Where you go and what you see is tailored to you, but typical sites on the western route include Rethymno, Lake Kournas, Chania, and Argyroupolis village.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$615.73
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$615.73
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Taste of Crete: Rethymnon Gourmet Food Walking Tour

Taste of Crete: Rethymnon Gourmet Food Walking Tour

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Discover Cretan cuisine on a private food tour of Heraklion, the capital city of Crete. Your local guide introduces you to delicacies such as dakos, honey, olives, yogurt, a variety of cheeses, and souvlaki. You’ll also taste alcoholic beverages such as raki, a grape-based pomace brandy, and red and white wines.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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$104.36
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$104.36
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Private Tour in Crete, Old Town of Rethymno, Monastery of Arkadi, Lake Kourna

Private Tour in Crete, Old Town of Rethymno, Monastery of Arkadi, Lake Kourna

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This Private tour in Crete is a unique opportunity to feel the Cretan hospitality. You will walk at the narrow streets of old town of Rethymno, to see kiosks (prominent wooden windows), amateur lyres, mantinadas, smell of fresh bread from wood ovens and tsikoudia flavor. You will visit the Lake of Kourna, that the landscape is lovely and relaxing, whether you want to go for a walk in the countryside with unique natural beauty. You will have memorable photos here. Our next stop will be at the Arkadi Monastery, as it is the most historic monastery of Crete and it has been designated by UNESCO as a European Freedom Monument. Finally, we will reach at the most traditional village in Crete, located in picturesque green rolling hills the village is well known for its pottery, called "Margarites".
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  • 8 hours
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$286.99
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$286.99
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Full Day Rethimno Area

Full Day Rethimno Area

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Let us introduce you to the authentic Crete and enjoy a day filled with pretty scenery, history and time to relax. You will discover the unknown side of what you see in pictures and become part of it. A perfect tour to combine everyday city life with lush landscapes of natural beauty.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$674.34
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$674.34
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Landrover Safari Explore Shephard's Hut and Cheese Making Process
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Landrover Safari Explore Shephard's Hut and Cheese Making Process

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Learn about the history and the traditions of the Island, meet locals, explore the wildlife of Crete, feel our hospitality and taste the delicious Cretan cheese and cuisine. Afterwards our amazing off-road route continues and on the way up to the shepherd‟s hut “Mitato”, where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd and cheese making process. There the owner welcomes us with a shot of raki and fresh Graviera Cheese.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.32
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Rethymno City-Kournas Lake - (All inclusive) Half Day Private Tour from Chania

Rethymno City-Kournas Lake - (All inclusive) Half Day Private Tour from Chania

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During this half day trip, we will take you to Rethymno, a well-organized city with a variety of picturesque routes to follow and numerous historical monuments to visit. You will be amazed by the large Venetian castle Fortezza, countless churches and mosques, the old lighthouse, arches, cobbled paths and many other beautiful hidden spots of the old city. Our next stop is the famous Lake of Kournas, the only freshwater lake in Crete. This place is ideal for relaxation and a walk, where you can enjoy the magnificent view of the White Mountains reflected in the waters while drinking a cup of traditional Greek coffee.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$417.44
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$417.44
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Crete Sightseeing: Rethymno - Argiroupolis - Kournas Lake - Chania from Elounda

Crete Sightseeing: Rethymno - Argiroupolis - Kournas Lake - Chania from Elounda

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Escape to the Western Crete - an idyllic destination on the island that effortlessly captures the spirit of authentic Philoxenia (“Hospitality”). With a chauffeured premium vehicle at your full-day disposal, you will explore the Venetian city of Rethymno, the charming lake of Kournas, and the romantic town of Chania by enjoying maximum comfort and privacy. Your private local insider guide will enrich the day with a visit to the village of Argyroupolis (Ancient Lappa city), where you will experience an authentic lunch at a cozy place surrounded by mountainous waterfalls, the smell of tasty grilled lamb on the spit (Cretan Antikristo) and friendly locals. Last but not least, you will have the chance for unique home-made wine tasting by Kournas Lake. Prepare to excite all your senses. Don't forget that among Crete's iconic gems like Elafonisi beach, Chrissi island, Knossos Palace, and safari there are so many other things to explore!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$657.47
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$657.47
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From Heraklion : Full-Day Bus Trip to Chania city , Kournas lake & Rethymno city

From Heraklion : Full-Day Bus Trip to Chania city , Kournas lake & Rethymno city

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This excursion brings us to West Crete and our first stop in Chania, the most ravishing city of Crete. It was an important Minoan city and the “mother of the Cretan cities”, according to ancient writers. The city is divided in the Old City, with the gorgeous harbor and the New City, beyond its Venetian fortifications.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.09
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$50.09

Rethymno Inland

Rethymno Inland

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Spend a day seeing the inland sights around Rethymno with a private guide, and discover a side of Crete beyond its beloved beaches. You'll visit some of the smaller island villages and a monastery as well as natural landmarks like St. Anthony Gorge and Preveli Beach on a route that can be customized as you like.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$618.14
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$618.14
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Rethymno Old Town
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Rethymno Old Town

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In this tour we visit the old town of Rethymno, one of the best preserved medieval cities with it's narrow and colorful streets, the Venetian harbour and the must see attraction, the Fortezza fortress. We will have the opportunity to walk through the paved streets, interact with the locals, visit a lyra workshop and an old patisserie where we will watch the hand making procedure of the famous baklava.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.68
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$165.68

Cave of Zeus & Mountainous East Crete Adventure - Private Tour from Chania

Cave of Zeus & Mountainous East Crete Adventure - Private Tour from Chania

Explore the glorious Cave of Zeus and East Crete unspoiled landmarks with maximum comfort and privacy. Your private local insider guide will customize for you uncharted itineraries to the mountainous region of Lassithi where you will visit authentic Cretan villages, connect with locals, and engage with the stunning nature of East Crete. Furthermore, you will experience local wine-tasting and savor traditional lunch in a picturesque place. Last but not least, you will visit a ceramic workshop and the iconic town of Agios Nikolaos. Don't forget that among Crete's iconic gems like Elafonisi beach, Chrissi island, Knossos Palace, and safari there are so many other things to explore!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$730.52
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$730.52
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Zeus Cave - Lassithi Plateau

Zeus Cave - Lassithi Plateau

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Live the experience the flavours and aromas of Crete from various unique visits included in this excursion
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  • 1 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$443.53
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$443.53
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Ancient Palaces with Minoan Wine Routes & Iconic Matala Beach from Chania

Ancient Palaces with Minoan Wine Routes & Iconic Matala Beach from Chania

Hop down to the heart of Central Crete, the beloved land of our ancestors, and let the wonders of the Minoan world collide on this luxurious passage of time. From the comfort of a premium chauffeured vehicle & escorted by our top local insider revel in the endless luxuries of the ancient Messara plain where wine-red fertile soils treasure lavish vineyards & the oldest olive groves stretch perennially toward the horizon. Visit a family award-winning winery set on the peak of allure panoramas & let our passionate winemakers immerse you into their intoxicating world. Luxuriate in ages unearthing the Bronze Age palaces of Phaistos & Gortyna along with storied villages & monasteries. In the afternoon, tuck in the bohemian vibe of Matala that captivated Bob Dylan & Janis Joplin. Bask in the turquoise waters of the Libyan Sea & unwind in the charming village irresistible for its freshly caught grilled fish & finest ouzo. To us, travel means putting fire in your soul with the best stories.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$657.47
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Rethymno:Gorge of Kroutaliotis, Preveli Monastery, Damnoni Beach, Spili Village
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Rethymno:Gorge of Kroutaliotis, Preveli Monastery, Damnoni Beach, Spili Village

Gorge of Kourtaliotis is one of the most spectacular natural attractions of Rethimno. The huge cliffs of the canyon reach a height of 600 meters and are full of openings and caves. Monastery of Preveli is situated at a beautiful natural setting on the western slopes of the Great River and the palm area. It is built on 170 m of altitude and has breathtaking sea. views. There is a considerable number of images (16th-20th century). Monastery of Preveli is one of the most famous in Crete. Damnoni beach where you can enjoy swimming in a really blue landscape. Damnoni is a popular touristic resort, very well developed and organised. The beach that stretches in front of the resort is a long bay with beautiful turquoise waters and coarse white sand.Spili is a synonym for water since its most characteristic attractions are the 25 fountains. Water, emerging from thirty-nine springs scattered around the area, flows from hydrants shaped like lions’ heads.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$703.39
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Minoan Crete from 3.000 BC: Knossos Palace & Museum with Wineries from Chania

Minoan Crete from 3.000 BC: Knossos Palace & Museum with Wineries from Chania

Succumb to a bespoke service of our top local guides with expert knowledge by the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle at your disposal. Luxuriate along the stellar ruins & lavish frescoes of Knossos Palace appreciating it in a way few will ever get the chance to. Immerse into the labyrinthian marvel as we draw you back to a time when myth & history were indistinguishable. Where there’s culture, there’s wine. Let us chauffeur you to the heart of Central Crete, a rich Minoan land backed by olive groves & wine-red earth. Here you will discover boutique award-winning domains to sample Cretan vintages with divine flavors. With personal touch impressions soak up the entire collection of unique artworks & history of the archaeological museum of Heraklion by savoring each hall at your own pace. In the evening, stroll the aesthetically fortified city of Heraklion. Dazzle your senses with delicious aromas of garlic & basil pouring from superb restaurants with local-exclusive cuisine.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$887.06
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West Crete and the natural sweet Lake of Kournas! Tour from Heraklion

West Crete and the natural sweet Lake of Kournas! Tour from Heraklion

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It is a must for Cretan Visitors to enjoy the 2 most beautiful cities of the Island! Chania the western Capital with its stunning old Town and Venetian Harbor and Rethymno the fortified city with its Turkish mosks and romantic medieval Aura. Get lost in the narrow streets with small Cafes and shops, family-run restaurants with local recipes from the past and exceptional local wines. On our way, we will discover the sweet water Lake of Kournas admiring the Flora and Fauna of west Crete!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.66
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Full-Day West Crete Tour: Chania & Rethymnon Old Town and Kournas Lake

Full-Day West Crete Tour: Chania & Rethymnon Old Town and Kournas Lake

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Join us on a combined tour to the West Side of Crete! You will enjoy a visit to two beautiful and traditional old towns, those of Chania and Rethymnon as well as a visit to the Lake of Kournas! Experience the charming town of Chania which attracts many tourists every year, walk around its picturesque streets and admire the unique old harbor of this town. Enjoy a visit to the Lake of Kournas and relax in this beautiful landscape of Cretan nature. Lastly, visit the town of Rethymnon and walk through its streets along the port to the old town.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.18
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Charm and beauty of West Crete

Charm and beauty of West Crete

This trip gives us a possibility to visit the most beautiful places on Crete in one day. While we will drive from Eastern Crete to West, our guides will show you places which we will pass nearby. You'll learn many interesting facts about Cretan nature, history, culture.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$43.83
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Portrait of West Crete: Six Senses Mosaic & Venetian Rethymnon from Heraklion

Portrait of West Crete: Six Senses Mosaic & Venetian Rethymnon from Heraklion

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Pair up with our top local insider & journey along the golden expanse of West Crete by the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle. Submerge into a bespoke adventure fueled by the shimmering authenticity of ancient villages, hospitable locals who live close to untouched nature, lavish gorges spilling their rivers into the sea & storied Byzantine Monasteries nestled among utopian wonders. Tuck into the genuine flavors of our legendary forefathers. Unearth the archaic hamlet of King Agamemnon where water resources are pure, the temperature is ideal, & the local knowledge of food is an art. Prepare to be mesmerized by delicious aromas of slow-grilled lamb & melt-in-mouth river fish placed around an open fire straight in front of you. Luxuriate along the seaside town of Rethymno wallowing in the charm of the labyrinthian streets & Venetian fortification. Revel in the glamour of the old town that makes it a minor playground for authentic street markets & eclectic wine-cocktail bars.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$615.73
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